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2-05-2009 @ 4:35AM
A couple of things I'd add to this:For a rookie, chances are you *won't* be running instances for a while (at least until level 16, and some people don't run any until endgame) so the focus on the "tank, healer DPS" roles is actually a bit misleading. Nobody "tanks" or "DPSes" when they're soloing, everybody just kills stuff.I'd also second all those above who said that Warrior very much *isn't* a good class for a beginner. Rage is tricky to manage, and the different ways Warrior abilities work (some instant-casts, some timed to trigger off your next melee swing, some which only proc off being dodged, or blocking an attack) and the need to balance 2-3 different stances after 10th level make warriors extremely newbie-unfriendly. The idea that they're easy to play comes, I think, from old school D&D where spellcasters had to deal with spell lists and fighters didn't. At low levels warriors aren't much more survivable than clothies (most of whom get an armour buff that negates the advantage of mail at low levels) and because they have to get into melee, they wind up being in more danger.Final thing I'd say, there's very little point worrying about endgame with your first character. If you love the way a class plays while leveling, but hate it in endgame, you can *then* go back and level something else, and it'll be faster because you'll know the quests. If you hate the way a class plays while leveling, you may never find out if you'll like it at 80 because you may never get there.
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